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Old 03-13-2010, 04:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Linux

Was wondering if we have anyone using linux on the board or people wondering about the OS.

Personally the only 2 computers I own are exclusively running linux. I honestly can't explain why I like it more then windows, there is just some sort of feeling of ACTUALLY OWNING something, kind of like having the original copy of a game or keeping old systems like dreamcast or nes.

The obvious downsides are hardware support. I wouldn't recommend it for media production. However, it is a beast for programming. Open GL libraries, pygame, perl, C,C++ you name it, it's on linux. All these are doable on windows, but there is something more compact about the way linux handles it's programming junk. If you want to set up a webserver or even just test php/server side code/ etc it tends to be more linear with linux distributions. Microsoft has great development packages and IDE's (asp.net etc) but it's cool to know that at anytime I can deploy my work without having to pay enterprise licensing fees and the whole works. Anyone who works in IT knows that a corporate MSDN/bizmark account doesn't come cheap ($10,939USD per year per subscription) lol.

Games.

It emulates everything, aside from that it's an issue. Seen some people run Call of Duty MW 2 on linux using some tweeks, but manly it's because the hardware manufacturers not releasing source code for videocard drivers. So you get people making makeshift drivers for videocards which cant really utilize the hardware.

All that aside, for programming,office,art,music, common use it's great and addictive.

For m$ games, m$ development platforms (.net/xna/IIS/etc), and movie editing, it's not so great.

I'm using ubuntu, though fedora always seems to run smoother for some reason. Anyway check out youtube clips of linux if you are curious what it can do and what it looks like.


tl;dr Do you use linux, do you like it ?
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Linux

Is it lin-ux or line-ux? Aside from retarded coments, I dont think there are many folk on thesite who use linux. But im interested.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Linux

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@fungusman can you get ArcadeOX to run in WINE on Linux?

Windows is still my favorite OS but Linux is closing the gap fast. If something big doesn't change soon then I think Linux will be the best OS by around 2015 and stay on top for awhile.

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Old 03-13-2010, 08:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Linux

What is Android?
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Linux

I really like Linux better than Windows... then again, because of some compatibility problems with the programs that I use, I only use Windows.
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What is Android?
I believe it's microsoft's version of the iPod.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Android is an OS from Google that runs on phones.

Zune is the MS version of iPod.
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I was thinking of the Droid.
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can you get ArcadeOX to run in WINE on Linux?
Haven't tried yet.
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What about DSi? I use Windows, DSi and PSP for the internet.
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DSi doesn't show up in stats. Probably is showing up as Linux.
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DSi doesn't show up in stats. Probably is showing up as Linux.
That seems likely. DSi isn't really useful here anyway, it sometimes randomly logs out.
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You sure thats not just you? I have never had my ds randomly log out.
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You sure thats not just you? I have never had my ds randomly log out.
It doesn't do it when I use column view, which I prefer on text-heavy sites.
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